Fine Art, Jewellers Block and Specie (FAJS) division at Lonmar Global Risks hires five specialists from Price Forbes

FAJS, part of Lonmar Global Risks, has appointed a team of five specialists from Price Forbes, increasing the size of the Fine Art, Jewellery and Specie unit by a third and bringing a raft of complementary capabilities in jewellers block (JB) and cash in transit (CIT) insurance.

Aqua Sanfelice, who leads the division, hailed the appointments as a major boost for FAJS, and a key part of her intention to expand capabilities and build market presence. 

The new team began their roles in July and will increase the Lonmar Fine Art, Jewellery and Specie team to 15--strong, including dedicated claims professionals.

The new appointments are led by the highly experienced Edward Longe (Head of the Specie Wholesale Team), who reports to Aqua Sanfelice.

Richard Phillips, David Cobb, Susan Raffel and Martyna Samec complete the new appointments, and all will report to Edward.

Aqua said: “Securing Edward and his colleagues is a major coup for us, and they will make an immediate, significant difference to the breadth and depth of our JB, CIT and GS proposition.”

She added: “They give us new capability across all Specie sub classes globally with specific emphasis in North America, Turkey and India,  and strengthen our existing links in South America. Moreover, we now have a strong Jewellers Block customer base in the Far East.

“These new areas of focus build on our high-performing portfolio in UK and Swiss Retail Fine Art (trading under the Lonmart brand) and European Wholesale Fine Art and  Jewellers Block  business.”

Aqua said: “They are a highly respected, experienced unit, and will provide us opportunities for expansion, especially via our owners Brown & Brown, where we are in a great position to respond and support the business from our teammates in the US and Canada.”

Commenting on behalf of the new team, Edward Longe said: “Being part of the Brown & Brown team, where the focus is on entrepreneurship and passion, is very exciting for us, and we fully expect to leverage that relationship for the benefit of the group and our customers.”

“I have great respect for Aqua and her achievements to date, and we are looking forward to playing our part in the continued success for Lonmar globally across the Jewellers Block and Specie space.”